It seems as though on my many decluttering sprees, I’ve managed to miss the book case. I’ve got numerous books on there, with subjects ranging from nutrition to green living to aviation. The fact is, I haven’t read most of these books in months, and here they are taking up valuable space in my office. When I try to get rid of them, I look at the book and think “hmm, this might come in handy some day.” The book I looked at was a breastfeeding book that my mom gave me that must have been hers from the late 1970s. Um, yeah.
So I decided that I would go through my books and decide what I wanted to do with them. Some of them I really don’t want to part with yet, so those I’ll keep. But what about the books that I don’t want any more? What should I do with those? I came up with a few ideas.
Sell books on half.com, Amazon, or eBay.
When I sell books on half.com or a similar site, I make a few bucks in the process and gain valuable space. It’s really easy to list books on half.com. All you do is put in the ISBN number and it pulls up the title! Awesome. Sometimes the books aren’t worth enough money to make it worth my time, so I don’t bother.
Share your old books with friends
Some of the books I knew one of my friends would like, I kept back and dropped them off at her house when I was able to. She appreciated that!
Donate books to the library or schools
The libraries are generally very appreciative of book donations, and you are helping many people enjoy the books over and over again!
What do you do with your old books?